Horizon Forbidden West is an action role-playing game from Guerilla Games. It is the highly anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. Set six months after the ending of Zero Dawn, Aloy is on a new mission to save the world from potential destruction. A mysterious red blight is plaguing the land, destroying everything. It's up to Aloy to figure out what this is and how to stop it.
The red blight is not the only problem Aloy will face. An angry rebel leader called Regalla knows how to control the machines. Alongside her band of rebel raiders, Regalla uses the machines to attack anyone who has ever done her wrong and she will kill anyone that tries to stop her. On top of this, Sylens has returned and it seems that he will continue to be a problem for Aloy. However, she will not have to face all of this on her own as Aloy's allies (both new and old) are ready to help her.
Some familiar actors reprise their characters in this game and a few big names are behind the new ones. Here's our list of the cast and voice actors for Horizon Forbidden West.
All Cast and Voice Actors
Aloy - Ashly Burch
Ashly Burch returns as the voice of Aloy, the headstrong protagonist and possibly the only hope for saving the world (again). Burch was the original voice actor for Aloy in the previous game, Horizon Zero Dawn, but she has been in many other games too. She's the voice of Tiny Tina in Borderlands and the upcoming Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Also, Burch has voiced multiple characters in Life Is Strange.
Angela Basset - Regalla
Regalla, the rebel leader and seemingly the main human enemy of the game, is voiced by Angela Basset. You will probably recognise Basset from her role as Ramonda in Black Panther. She has numerous acting credits to her name including voicing the character of Six in Rainbow Six Siege. We cannot wait to see her characterisation of Regalla!
Tilda - Carrie-Anne Moss
That's right, the Carrie-Anne Moss is in Horizon Forbidden West! Not much is known about her character, Tilda but we are sure Moss will bring her all to the role. If the name sounds familiar, then it may be because she plays Trinity in the Matrix Movies. Moss is also the voice of Aria T'Loak across the Mass Effect games.
Erend - John Hopkins
The Captain of the Meridian Vanguard and ally to Aloy, Erend is played by John Hopkins. Hopkins is reprising his role from Horizon Zero Dawn and is once again bringing a confident charm to the Oseram. Hopkins is also the voice of Lucas Grey (the shadow client) in all three Hitman games.
Varl - John Macmillan
John Macmillan is reprising his role as Varl in Horizon Forbidden West. Varl is a Nora Brave and the son of War Chief Sona. He became a loyal ally and friend to Aloy during the first game. Macmillan's voice may sound familiar as he played Henry "Hank" Mitchell in the 2020 game Amnesia: Rebirth.
- More about Horizon: Refresh your memory with our story re-cap of Zero Dawn.
Sylens - Lance Reddick
He's the character we are not sure we can trust, but we need him anyway. It's Sylens! He is once again voiced by the highly talented Lance Reddick. He is no stranger to lending his voice to video games as he is the voice of Commander Zavala in Destiny 2. You may also recognise him as the hotel manager Charon in the John Wick movies. Overall, we are excited to see what Reddick brings to the cryptic and sometimes arrogant Sylens again.
Noshir Dalal - Kotallo
Kotallo is a new character in Horizon Forbidden West and, as stated in this blog post, is a new ally to Aloy. Kotallo is part of a Tenakth tribe and is loyal to his chief's cause, uniting the warring tribes. The character is brought to life by Noshir Dalal. Dalal voices Jega 'Rdomnai in Halo Infinite and Cyberninja Oda in Cyberpunk 2077. He is also the voice of John Smith in Red Dead Redemption II. Some of his other video game voice acting credits include Star Wars: Squadrons, Death Stranding, and Fallout 76.
Horizon Forbidden West will be released on February 18, 2022.
The talented cast list has made us even more excited about Horizon Forbidden West. We have an article that details all of the machines that have been confirmed so far. There are some familiar machines from the first game and a lot of brand-new ones. What will you fight them with? You'll have a bunch of new weapons and ammunition to help you! You can find out more about them in our weapons list.
Contributions from Nico Parungo.